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2017 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Toyota Highlander offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Tiguan, with comparable head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
The Toyota Highlander requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Toyota Highlander will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Highlander will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Highlander is much wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota Highlander, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Toyota Highlander transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Highlander greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Toyota Highlander offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Toyota Highlander has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Highlander is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2017 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $30,630 - $46,260

2018 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $25,195 - $37,550
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City MPG: 19 - 21 21 - 22
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $27,965 - $42,236 $24,188 - $36,048

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.